About Convalmore Whisky Distillery
Founded by the Convalmore–Glenlivet Distillery Company. Architect is Donald Mackay from Dufftown.
Production starts in February.
Convalmore-Glenlivet is purchased by the blending company W. P. Lowrie & Co. from Glasgow for £6 000.
The new owner runs into financial troubles and James Buchanan, a major customer to Lowrie, buys the company including Convalmore Distillery.
Large parts of the distillery are destroyed by a fire in October.
The distillery is back in operation. Experimental distilling of malt whisky in continuous stills, i. e. the same method as used in production of grain whisky, takes place.
The continuous still experiments are abandoned.
Distillers Company Limited (DCL) buys the distillery from James Buchanan & Co.
DCL transfers operations to Scottish Malt Distillers (SMD).
Direct heating of the stills from a coal fire is abandoned for indirect heating by steam.
The number of stills is increased from two to four.
The distillery is mothballed.
United Distillers sells the buildings to William Grant & Sons who uses them for storing their own malts Glenfiddich and Balvenie.
Diageo launches a 24 year old Convalmore from 1978 in the Rare Malts series.
A 28 year old is launched as a Special Release from Diageo
Reproduced from the Malt Whisky Yearbook 2009 with the kind permission of Mr Ingvar Ronde